Subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider ROVOP is set to increase its Houston workforce as a result of further business growth, including recent contract wins in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company says the growth follows the completion of a pipeline installation campaign in Mexico with Drebbel de Mexico, which has led to follow-on work. The initial project involved the use of an ROV for concrete mattress installation for the first time in Mexican waters.

ROVOP and Drebbel will work together again on another new project with a multinational service operator to provide ROV services for pre-lay survey, riser inspection, and crossing fabrication with concrete mattresses.

In support of these project wins, the company - which currently employs around 135 people globally - continues to recruit for its Western Hemisphere base in Houston and anticipates increasing its workforce by up to 10% this year. 

The firm recently secured more than $4 million in contract wins spanning the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, and Europe.